Winter is a magical time of year- it’s time to get cosy, cuddle up in the warmth and start counting down the days until Christmas! But it can also be harsh on our skin and the biting temperatures aren’t enjoyable if you’re exposed to the elements for any length of time. So having a few essentials tucked into your handbag to get you through the day can be a smart move, if you’re ready to update your bag for the upcoming weeks here are some things worth including.
Snuggly GlovesToss a pair of cozy gloves into your handbag to make sure your hands stay toasty when the winter breeze starts to kick in. There’s nothing worse than frosty fingertips whether you’re waiting for a bus or walking to meet a friend, a pair of gloves will make getting from A to B much more comfortable. Whether you’re into leather or the adorable knit vibe, some thermal gloves for women are a must have at this time of year.
Another way to protect your hands along with gloves is with some hand cream. Find a rich, hydrating formula that absorbs like a dream, leaving your hands feeling pampered. The cool air is so harsh on the skin that without it, it’s not uncommon to feel sore, dry and cracked. A small tube is all you’ll need and you can pop a bit on before putting your gloves on.
Speaking of winter weather being harsh on skin, your lips is another place that you’ll really feel it. Grab a nourishing lip balm, maybe something with shea butter or coconut oil and apply regularly, this can help to protect from winds and cold as well as soften any skin thats already starting to peel and dry out.
Winter is all about warm and inviting scents, so swap out your light and airy summer perfume with something more winter friendly. A scent with notes of vanilla, amber, or a hint of spice is perfect. You don’t need to lug around a huge bottle with you, buy a mini atomiser and spray/ decant your favorute winter perfume in it. That way you have a mini bottle thats perfect for your handbag thats always got a few sprays ready to go if you want to top up.
Stylish Hat or Headband
Top off your winter look with a stylish hat. Not only will it keep you warm, but it’s also a fantastic accessory that adds a touch of personality to your outfit. If you want to save space, instead of going with a hat, choose a knitted headband that will keep your ears warm but barely take up any space in your handbag when you take it off.
What are your winter handbag essentials?